Summer of Love

It may not be summer but it feels like it and we’re feeling the love.  Our May party was our biggest ever.  I feel like I’m repeating myself.  Thanks so much to everyone who keeps supporting this event.  May’s party was great and DJ Matt Stands kept the dance floor busy all night.  We had lots of new faces and an awesome mix of people.  It is really rewarding to connect local gays with one another and even attract some from Seattle, Tacoma and Port Townsend.  Our Facebook and MySpace pages are growing all the time and more people are signing up for our VIP Text Messages.  Just text redstarparty to 69302.  Only your normal charges apply. 

We’re sharing the love too.  Just this week we presented Kitsap Pride with $1,000.00 towards the stage at Kitsap Pride on Saturday, July 18, 2009.  The event starts at noon and wraps up at 5pm to give everyone time to go home and get ready for the big Red Star Pride Party later that night.  We are expecting to have over 200 people turning out.  We are hoping to unveil some special surprises that night. 

Come out for a hot night on Friday, June 5th.  Doors open at 9pm.  This event is 21 and over.  Cover is $5 at the door.  Drinks are really reasonably priced.  Susan will be back again behind the bar.  She did a great job keeping the lines short and moving.  The bar is cash only.  There is a typical bar ATM downstairs and a Chase ATM located on the same block. 

Enter the Eagles upstairs at 205 6th street.  If you drive, there is plenty of parking available in the area.  Most of it is free and the word on the street is that the nearby pay-lots are not checked that late.  The lot next to the Eagles on Washington is reserved for their members – the good people who allow us to turn their hall in to a big gay bar.  Tie up at the new Bremerton Marina if you come by boat. 

Our events are usually held on the First Friday of each month which coincides with the Downtown Bremerton Art Walk.  Come on down and check out the galleries all just a short walk from the party.  There are some great places to catch a bite to eat.  The Eagles have a great steak dinner on our nights so come early and eat downstairs. 

Make it a weekend and get a room at the Hampton Inn & Suites. It is located next to the ferry terminal on the waterfront only blocks from the party.  They support Red Star by giving us great deals to put up our out of town disc jockeys.  

Don’t forget to check out Seattle Gay Scene for – an awesome one-stop source for area nightlife. 

Coming Soon to a Party Near You

I talked with Brian today and we decided that we would find a place for a First Friday party for March 7th. If we can pull it together by February 1st we will. We were looking at El Coral mexican restaurant in Bremerton (the old City Limits) but they don’t have a liquor license yet. It seems to be 50/50 about the Eagles Hall. Half of you say we should and half say we shouldn’t. More feed back please. We are committed to providing a quality experience and raise money for local organizations and events like Kitsap Pride. We may try starting out with more of a happy hour and transition to a dance party around 11. Give people a chance to talk and meet people while loosening up to dance their asses off into the night.Speaking of which, Kitsap Pride is being planned for Saturday, July 19 and we’ll plan some Red Star events for the weekend. Check out www.kitsappride.org for more info.

Kitsap Pride

Well, I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. I am sure many of you went to Seattle for the Pride events over there. I know Brian and I saw many of you there. We went to the One Mighty Pride event at the Experience Music Project (EMP). It was a good time, great music and live performances by Abigail and Frenchie Davis with a group of men from the Seattle Men’s Chorus.

Now that Seattle Pride is behind us it is time to focus on Kitsap Pride on July 21 at Evergreen Park in Bremerton. We are planning a special Red Star on Saturday evening following the pride event in the park. We are really going to try to blow it out. You have given us the confidence to go big by coming out in numbers to support Red Star. We are working on securing a guest DJ for the night plus fun & prizes.

Thanks again for your support and letting us know what you want. Leave us a comment or at least some kudos. See you on July 6 and again on the 21st.

Michael G.